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Saturday, 16 November 2013 - 19:33
Import tax on potatoes, onions slashed
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The Ministry of Finance and Planning announced today that the import tax on 1 Kilogram of potatoes is to be reduced by 30 rupees, big onion by 25 rupees and red onion by 10 rupees with effect from midnight today.

 

The ministry stated that the decision was taken according to instructions provided by the President.

The finance ministry also says that local produce of potatoes, big onions and red onions have already started to enter the country’s market and therefore believe they can be provided at a reasonable price during the festive season.
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